Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Poppies in alcohol inks

12x9 alcohol inks on freezer paper shiny side done today using no references, so totally imaginary poppy shapes.  With the inks I began by using Sangria red and making an oval shape for the largest poppy, then blowing air to move ink across.  Other reds, pinks and yellows followed with yellow on background; a mixed blue was brushed on in spots and lime green along with willow was used.  I like the top almost centered poppy pod and the one on the left top that were accidents.  Stems were made by moistening a cotton swab with 91% alcohol then pulling down thru other colors and adding different greens.
Image COPYRIGHT 2016 Kay Smith.

1 comment:

Siggi in Downeast Maine said...

Love this... had pinned it when late at night ...
just noticed it...
Appreciate your telling how you move the ink around.
And how you created the stems.
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Thank you for your posts and details about your paintings :)
Sigrid